Red Cross to hold blood drive in Pleasanton today

Donors of all blood types are needed to replenish supplies after holidays

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in Pleasanton today in an effort to replenish supplies that typically dwindle during the holidays.

The local drive comes during January, National Blood Donor Month, and at a time when Red Cross representatives are urging eligible blood donors to start a lifesaving habit by becoming a regular blood donor this year.

Donations can be made at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

National Blood Donor Month, started in 1970, attempts to raise awareness of the need for blood during the winter and throughout the year, while honoring those who roll up a sleeve to help patients in need.

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with O negative, A negative and B negative.

Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to patients with any blood type.

Types A and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients.

To learn more about donating blood and to schedule an appointment, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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1 person likes this
Posted by Carol
a resident of Downtown
on Jan 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

Pleasanton North Rotary will also host a Blood Drive on January 9th from 10-4 in the parking lot of Handle's Gastropub.

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